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Old 09-16-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default 1999 Honda Civic EX flickering lights (strobing, pulsating)

OK, the dealer says there is nothing wrong... But my dash, head and interior lights flicker. It is like a strobe light but not bright and seems to be happening all the time or at least a few minutes after driving. Also the SRS light started coming on and the dealer says there are no codes present for the SRS light to indicate a problem. I also had to replace the battery, which had another 4 years of life on it but was now bad. I have no idea what this is. Has anyone heard what might be causing this.
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did you check the output of the alternator?
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my dash kinda does the same. kinda like when I had subs but I haven't had them in years and have bought a new alternator and battery. bump for some info
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Sounds like the alternator is taking a ****, otherwise clean your grounds. Might as well do that latter reguardless, they should be cleaned as often as your oil changes honestly.
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yea, check your grounds, go to someone who sells batteries and have your charging system checked. wal mart automotive has midtronics battery testers and so does checkers/schucks/kragen
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I've been having the same issue for a long time now.. Although I replaced the alt about 2 years ago so I didn't even consider it in the process of trying to find what was causing this...
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Yes, Honda had it for a day and tested it and said it was fine. I also read somewhere that a bad distributor might cause this as well. I just don't want to shell out and replace all these things and still have the problem.
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Yes, Honda had it for a day and tested it and said it was fine. I also read somewhere that a bad distributor might cause this as well. I just don't want to shell out and replace all these things and still have the problem.
Like I said, clean and redo the grounds in your engine bay at the very least. It's free and it could very well fix many of your electrical problems.
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i think its your grounds. alternator would be a slow dimming of everything, untill the eventual ****-taking. sounds like something is loose/damaged/dirty.
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